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sportEx-NFL players are putting their dreams into rugby, and a league that doesn’t yet exist
When his phone stopped ringing after seven seasons in the NFL, Aaron Francisco wasn’t quite ready to call it quits. Then another ex-player, Deuce Lutui, reached out to him with an invitation to test a different sport — rugby. Though he’d never played …
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Wearing Rugby Shirts And Feeling Empowered
The rugby shirt is one of the most perfect items of men’s clothing ever made. If I had to choose five pieces to wear for the rest of my life, rugby jawnz could be at the top of the list.(For the record, I’m talking cotton rugby shirts and not those …
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Five things we learnt in rugby – October

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‘Pick and Mix’ rugby is a dangerous game. The days of a six month rugby season are long gone. Rugby is a nine month slog for all international players. However, there is an additional problem in the modern rugby calendar – the option to play ‘Pick …

2016 Will Be A Big Year For USA Rugby
Rugby is poised to have a banner year in the US, thanks to a series of events and an unprecedented amount of publicity. Rugby will be back in the Olympics for the first time since 1924, showcasing a 7 vs. 7 version of the sport (regular Rugby Union is …
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Pro Rugby America dismisses the Pro12’s possible US expansion
Plans for American sides to join the Pro12 have been dismissed by the company running the pro game in the US. Pro Rugby America, in a statement, described Pro12 as an “interloper” and claimed the league “does not have a legitimate business plan.” Pro12 …
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Latest Rugby News

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The last two weekends of international rugby might well have indicated that the prolonged period of southern hemisphere dominance is beginning to draw to an end, at least in the form to which we have become accustomed. With the Irish overpowering the All …
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Ulster Rugby Live
Ulster v Zebre (Kick-off 7.35pm). Coverage of the match from the ninth round of PRO12 fixtures, which takes place at Kingspan Stadium, as the sides return to league action after a three-week break. This is the first meeting of the campaign between these …
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Ireland Ready for the World as Liam Neeson voices our bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023
Ireland’s bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023 has been revealed today, as the IRFU have proposal their 12 potential venues, eight of which are owned by the GAA. The proposal comes with an exciting patriotic video narrative by Liam Neeson. Notably omitted …


Building Namibia Rugby

sportBuilding Namibia Rugby
World Rugby caught up with Namibia Rugby’s Head Coach Phil Davies! We talked about lessons learned from the Rugby World Cup 2015 and how he’s developing the young and semi-professional members of his squad to bring more intensity, accuracy and …

Letterkenny Rugby starlets train with Ulster U18 squad
Five U18 lads from Letterkenny Rugby Club trained hard all summer with the Ulster U18 Rugby Squad! Five young men from Letterkenny Rugby Club have spent the summer training with the Ulster U18 Rugby Squad. It was a tremendous honour and a huge commitment …

NZ Human Rights Commission Open Letter to NZ Rugby Union on respecting women
Dear New Zealand Rugby management and board members, Right now, thousands of New Zealanders are questioning the culture of our country’s favourite sport and those in charge of it. We are writing to you publicly in the hope that you will listen to our …


Should rugby follow NRL into television bunker?

sportShould rugby follow NRL into television bunker?
Rugby has borrowed many things from its 13-man spin-off over the years and it seems rugby league’s latest development, the video-replay bunker, has also worked its way onto the World Rugby radar. While technology and the use of the Television Match …
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Football and rugby hit by ticket fraud
The figures, from the City of London Police National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and awareness group Get Safe Online, suggest that fans of the Rugby Union World Cup and Premier League football were targeted in more than a quarter of ticket scam cases.
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Video: Rugby player given a red card and a one-week ban after throwing a
ACT Brumbies’ Josh Mann-Rea saw red lat the weekend for landing a number of punches on an opponent during the Super Rugby clash with the Cape Town Stormers. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Google · Email. Go To. Comments. The 35-year-old caught …
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Super Rugby Power Rankings – week 2

sportSuper Rugby Power Rankings – week 2
The biggest talking point of Super Rugby’s second round was the sacking of Reds coach Richard Graham. Then there was the sight of the Brumbies crushing arc-rivals, the Waratahs, in Canberra and the Crusaders making a mockery of the Blues scrum and …

Poll: Should tackling be banned in youth rugby?
Now it has emerged doctors in Tallaght discovered a type of unusual fracture suffered by young rugby players. This type of injury is usually seen in patients as a result of high-velocity trauma such as road crashes. So, we want to know: Should tackling …

Bath Rugby: Dan Bowden and Nikola Matawalu out for rest of season
Bath Rugby scrum-half Nikola Matawalu and utility back Dan Bowden will miss the rest of the season through injury. Both players required surgery for their injuries, details of which have not been disclosed. Fiji international Matawalu, 27, has made 10 …
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Rugby World Cup 2015: Seven things we learned from the opening round

sportRugby World Cup 2015: Seven things we learned from the opening round
The opening weekend of the Rugby World Cup delivered all the fireworks you expect from a global tournament. The action will … XV man rugby. There’s no doubt that the sport is developing and will benefit massively from a pro-league (as Japan clearly has).
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SRU pick city coaches in new set-up
… are Edinburgh Rugby Academy coach Bryan Easson, Davy Wilson, and Colin Philips, the Stewart’s Melville prop who is coach at the Caledonia Rugby Academy and returned to play for the Inverleith club this season after a spell in the professional ranks.
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America is at the Rugby World Cup, and they’re better than they’ve ever been
As you might have noticed, rugby isn’t exactly ingrained in the roots of American society. It’s not offered at many high schools, or at a varsity level at many colleges. There is no professional league. Even attempts at forming a top-flight semi-pro …
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Latest Pro Rugby News

sportTeenage Holsworthy rugby player Fraser Honey signs semi-pro contract at Bury
A TEENAGE fly-half from Holsworthy has earned a semi-professional deal from a National League Two South club. Fraser Honey, 18, has signed a one-year contact with Bury St Edmunds who have close ties with Aviva Premiership club Northampton Saints.
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TSN showing Ardron’s Team Canada rugby games
Lakefield’s Tyler Ardron, of the Ospreys pro rugby team in Wales and captain of Canada’s men’s 15s rugby team, suits up for Canada this weekend as Canada goes for an Olympics spot. OSPREYS PHOTO …
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From lineouts to checkouts: Ex-rugby star Gerwyn Price shocks two-time world
Markham’s Price, whose rugby career took in spells with Cross Keys and Neath plus stints packing down with the Newport Gwent Dragons and Pro12 champions Glasgow Warriors, only joined the pro ranks of darts in January 2014 after being encouraged to …
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